When you think of the biggest names in X Games BMX Park
history two names stand out above everyone else, Dave Mirra and Scotty
Cranmer, both of which won a total of 9 medals in BMX Park. Scotty has
won gold, silver, and bronze 3 times. To get to that level you have to
push the bounds of reality pretty far, which means taking some serious
Back in 2016 risk became reality when Scotty suffered a
life-threatening injury while riding street in Las Vegas. The crash left
him with several facial fractures, cerebral hemorrhaging, and damage to
his C4 and C5 vertebrae, as well as many other health issues. Most
notably his doctors diagnosed him as being paralyzed. This is where
Scotty's story really begins.
While he's most known for doing some
of the craziest tricks ever on a BMX bike, had several amazing video
parts over the years, a YouTube channel with over over 200 million
views, he's most well known these days for pulling off his biggest trick
to date, overcoming being told he was paralyzed and would never walk or
ride his bike again.
We talked to Scotty about life and riding
before the injury, some of his X Games runs, being tied with Dave Mirra
for most BMX Park medals in X Games history, getting his hugely popular
YouTube channel off the ground, the ups and downs of being stuck in the
hospital, having a portion of his skull removed, what it felt like
standing up for the first time since the injury, and how close to death
he truly was.
Scotty talked about where's he's currently at with
his recovery, how far he thinks he can come back, the challenges he
still goes through daily, support from family, friends, and even
complete strangers, and becoming a tv announcer for the X Games.
of the most important things about Scotty's journey is the amount of
hearts he touched and the people he inspired during his rehab while
documenting every step of his critical comeback for his YouTube channel.
Scotty truly is a story of perseverance and overcoming the unthinkable.
get comfortable, crank up your speakers, and get to know a true BMX
legend during this very special episode... Scotty Cranmer!
To learn more about Scotty Cranmer follow him on YouTube: youtube.com/SCOTTYCRANMER and/or on Instagram: @scottycranmer or visit: scottycranmerbmx.com To learn more about Chip Riggs visit: chipriggs.com and/or follow him on Instagram: @chipriggs To learn more about Kip Williamson visit: masterblasterplanet.com and/or follow him on Instagram: @kipbmx To learn more about the Space Brothers Podcast visit: spacebrotherspodcast.com